About Jonathan Breeden

For Attorney Jonathan Breeden, there is no more satisfying accomplishment than helping to better the life of a child.

That may be by helping a parent get the help and support they need to be successful or by resolving a contentious divorce, custody, or child support matter in a way that allows the family to move forward in a positive direction that places the child’s needs first.

Jonathan opened his law practice just outside of Raleigh in 2000. Since then, he has provided compassionate, personalized representation to families experiencing divorce, custody disputes, adoptions, and other domestic matters in Johnston and Harnett Counties and surrounding areas. He also defends people charged with DUI, traffic violations, theft, assault, or other criminal offences. With four convenient office locations, Jonathan Breeden can better serve you in Raleigh, Angier, Garner, and Smithfield.

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About the Firm

Breeden Law Office provides confidential, personal service during your time of need, as well as direct and straightforward communication about your legal matter. With offices in Garner, Angier, Raleigh and Smithfield, Breeden Law Office serves clients throughout Johnston and Harnett Counties in the areas of family law, criminal defense, and business law.

Jonathan is a native of Laurinburg, NC, and he was inspired to study law when he read The Federalist Papers in a 9th grade civics class. Reading the Founding Fathers explain in their own words the democracy and government that they wanted to create in the United States fascinated him as a young man and made him realize that the practice of law was a way to honor what men like James Madison had started.

Growing up in a small town taught Jonathan the values of hard work and community involvement. His work ethic drove him to register for classes at North Carolina State University just three weeks after graduating from high school.

He graduated from NC State with a political science degree in just three years, and went on to spend time working in the North Carolina General Assembly and learning the inner workings of government before attending Campbell University School of Law.

He chose Campbell because of the practical legal education offered, including courses in how to practice in North Carolina district courts, where the bulk of legal business is conducted, and how to start a law practice. While in law school, he interned with the District Attorney offices in Scotland and Hoke Counties, where he gained valuable experience in how criminal cases are handled. He also studied law abroad in London, England through a summer program and learned the value of living and studying in another country and culture.

The education he received at Campbell provided Jonathan the foundation he needed to start his own practice once he passed the bar exam. He settled in Johnston County because of its rapid growth and found that young families in the area needed qualified lawyers to help with various domestic and family law matters.

Since opening his doors in late 2000, Breeden has helped countless people in Johnston and Harnett Counties and surrounding areas with various family and domestic law issues and criminal charges. As an attorney, he has a reputation for sinking his teeth into a case and tenaciously fighting for the best outcome for his clients.

He also has a reputation for compassion for children — a reputation bolstered by his community involvement, including his support of Little League sports, his work with the Greater Cleveland Athletic Association, and his support of special needs children through the Crossroads Civitan Club. He joined the Board of Trustees of Johnston Community College from 2015 to 2019 to help ensure the future of higher education in his region.

When not fighting for his clients or working for children in his community, Jonathan is an avid sports fan who attends NC State Wolfpack, Carolina Panthers, or Carolina Hurricanes games whenever he can.

  • Campbell University School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2000
  • North Carolina State University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, 1996
  • State of North Carolina
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • North Carolina Bar Association, Member
  • Johnston County Bar Association, Member, 2000 to present
  • Greater Cleveland Athletic Association Board Member, 2015 to present
  • Greater Cleveland Athletic Association Secretary, 2016 to present
  • Johnston Community College Trustee, 2015 to 2019
  • Clayton Area Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Greater Cleveland Chamber of Commerce, Board Member, 2009 to 2014
  • Angier Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Garner Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Crossroads Civitan Club, 2000 to 2016
  • Played Santa Claus in Clayton Christmas Parade
  • Play Santa Claus for Greater Cleveland Christmas Tree lighting
  • Long Range Planning Committee of his church, past member

Divorce In North Carolina: What You Need To Know

A book by Jonathan Breeden